Christina M Leclerc
Affiliation: Boston College
- Effects of age on detection of emotional informationChristina M Leclerc
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Psychol Aging 23:209-15. 2008..Together, these findings suggest that older adults do not display valence-based effects on affective processing at relatively automatic stages...
- Age-related differences in medial prefrontal activation in response to emotional imagesChristina M Leclerc
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:153-64. 2008..Therefore, the present results suggest that age-related changes in these processes implemented by the VMPFC contribute to older adults' "positivity effect."..
- Age-related valence-based reversal in recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex on a visual search taskChristina M Leclerc
Department of Psychology, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 512, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Soc Neurosci 5:560-76. 2010..These results suggest that age-related valence reversals in neural activity can exist even on tasks that require only relatively automatic processing of emotional information...
- Neural processing of emotional pictures and words: a comparison of young and older adultsChristina M Leclerc
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 13126, USA
Dev Neuropsychol 36:519-38. 2011..Older adults showed a positivity effect in memory for words, but not for pictures, suggesting that their positivity effect may stem from age-related changes in medial PFC engagement during encoding...
- Age differences in the bases for social judgments: tests of a social expertise perspectiveChristina M Leclerc
Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7801, USA
Exp Aging Res 33:95-120. 2007..Results of this work indicate that age differences in the use of trait-diagnostic information were moderated by factors thought to affect the accessibility of relevant knowledge structures...
- Aging and everyday judgments: the impact of motivational and processing resource factorsThomas M Hess
Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7650, USA
Psychol Aging 24:735-40. 2009..In both studies, there were no age differences in the use of simple versus complex processing. Increasing age was, however, associated with increasing selectivity in cognitive resource engagement...
- Effects of valence and divided attention on cognitive reappraisal processesJohn A Morris
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, USA, and Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1952-61. 2014..These results suggest multiple routes to successful cognitive reappraisal, depending upon image valence and the availability of attentional resources. ..
- Age and experience influences on the complexity of social inferencesThomas M Hess
Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7801, USA
Psychol Aging 20:447-59. 2005..The authors argue that these age differences reflect a type of expertise based in accumulated social experience, a conclusion bolstered by an additional finding that social activity moderated age differences in social judgments...